Denver Broncos: Running Back Biggest Weakness

DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 19: Devontae Booker #23 of the Denver Broncos carries the ball against the Cincinnati Bengals at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on November 19, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 19: Devontae Booker #23 of the Denver Broncos carries the ball against the Cincinnati Bengals at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on November 19, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /
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Going into the 2018 season, the Denver Broncos are looking get their offense back on track. But Total Pro Sports believes one unit could struggle.

There is no denying that the Denver Broncos offense was one of the worst in the league. The quarterback play was awful. In turn, it was not helping the receivers. Offensive line failed to keep the quarterback upright. It was just downright embarrassing.

Another unit that struggled was the running backs. Except for C.J. Anderson’s 1,000 yard season, the unit just could not get it together. Denver decided to make a decision and release Anderson and let Jamaal Charles walk.

In the draft, the Broncos drafted Royce Freeman and David Williams. They also picked up Phillip Lindsey via the undrafted free agency pool. With Devonate Booker and De’Angelo Henderson coming back, did the unit improve?

Not according to Total Pro Sports. Mike Cantalupo did a segment where he provided each team’s biggest weakness going into the 2018 season. He lists the Denver Broncos running backs as the weakest link for the entire team.

He mentions how the Denver Broncos are unproven at running back. There is a subtle hint that he drops that Devontae Booker and Royce Freeman will be the one-two punch for the Broncos. Cantalupo is not sold on the tandem.

I can understand his thought process on that. Devontae Booker has the most experience of all the running backs on the roster. And he has not been around for long.

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However, having plenty of young talent at the running back position could help the Broncos. If they can find two or three that can provide some offensive fire power to the offense, it may end up working out in the long run.

Perhaps the young running backs can provide to the offense. We will not know until the season begins and we see them on the field.